17 Luxury Hotels For Under $100 A Night

Photo: Courtesy of Antana Hotel.
Whether you've booked last-minute flights because they were an absolute steal or have had a bucket-list trip planned for some time, it's all too easy to forget about the travel sting that is accommodation costs. In some countries where you can get a local meal for $2, luxury resorts have a monopoly and a night's kip can mean shelling out the big bucks. Visiting a tourist-ridden popular city? You can just kiss your shopping money goodbye.

But, there are exceptions — gem rooms in the rough, if you will. Ahead, we found 17 great hotels that will still leave you some cash for the road. Forty winks for under $100 never looked so good.

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Photo: Courtesy of Brody House.
Brody House, Budapest
It’s no surprise Brody House won Best Budget Boutique Hotel in the highly regarded Smith Hotel Awards in November 2013. Here, communal spaces have sky-high ceilings, natural light floods in through large windows, and contemporary art hangs on the walls of the 10 guest rooms. En-suite bedrooms have free-standing bathtubs, retro parquet floors are featured throughout the guest rooms, and the in-house gallery and printing studio exude creativity. Plus, it's a popular spot for fashion shoots in Budapest.
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Photo: Courtesy of QT Port Douglas.
QT Port Douglas, Australia
Flights to Oz are damn pricey, but thanks to QT Port Douglas, accommodation needn't cost you a limb. This luxury boutique hotel echoes the laid-back, tropical vibes of Port Douglas with its beachy furnishings, citrus-colored highlights, and an indoor-outdoor lobby (oh, to live in tropical climes). The communal spaces have simple-but-striking wicker furniture and major sun-trap appeal.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michelburger Hotel.
Michelburger Hotel, Berlin
This hotel single-handedly cements Berlin’s status as a cool and creative city. Housed in an old factory on the eastern side of town, the “unashamedly hip” hotel is comprised of 113 guest rooms, a lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and a courtyard. Well-lit rooms embrace industrial-style décor, with colorful electrical cables snaking across walls; bright books line others. Lofty rooms that house up to six guests feature elevated mezzanines with sofas that double up as beds. The luxury suites boast slick fireplaces and film projectors.
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Photo: Courtesy of El Secreto.
El Secreto de Pozos, Pozos, Mexico
With just three unique rooms, wonderfully attentive service, and artsy vibes throughout, El Secreto masters the true meaning of "boutique hotel." Airy, rustic rooms feature terracotta-tiled floors, exposed beams, locally sourced furnishings, and doors that open onto sun-flooded patios. Well-located on the main square of Pozos, shops, galleries, and eateries are all a stone’s throw away. It’s also a great base camp for exploring the other nearby towns, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mini Hotel.
Mini Hotel, Hong Kong
"Mini" by name, not so much by nature. Mini Hotel offers guests all you expect from a boutique hotel (relaxed atmosphere, great service, designer décor) only it has a whopping 183 rooms. The space embraces the compact-living concept, with airy rooms that are snug but efficient. It's located in the hip neighborhood of Lan Kwai Fong, where there’s plenty going on locally. Still, the hotel offers its own entertainment, with regular pop-up events from wine-tasting to live music.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hub.
Hub, London
The home of The Rolling Stones, Dairy Milk, and Topshop, London welcomes many international pilgrimages — and its accommodations don't come cheap. At least, most of them don't. Hub is a chic, slick, and well-placed 167-room hotel located right in the center of Theatreland and in walking distance of all the key sites. The contemporary, compact rooms have 40-inch, flat-screen TVs built into their walls. A hotel app allows guests to not only check in and out, but also adjust lighting and heating from their smartphones.

Editor's note: This article previously incorrectly described London as the home of The Beatles. Liverpool is the hometown of The Beatles.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Burrard.
The Burrard, Vancouver
Retro and full of attitude, The Burrard is one of Vancouver’s most character-filled hotels — and it's affordable. The Burrard's décor channels ‘70s L.A. and the downtown hotel is touted as “like Melrose Place, only there’s no pool to drown in.” It offers free movie channels in the guest rooms, free super-fast WiFi, free Electra Cruiser bike rentals, and even free umbrellas for rainy days.
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Photo: Courtesy of Good Hotel.
Good Hotel, San Francisco
This hotel isn't just good for tourists; it's good for the environment, too. The mismatch, colorful furnishings are almost exclusively made from reclaimed and recycled materials, and the hotel's mantra is "Renew, Reuse, Relax." It hopes to inspire and excite its guests to “be good” to the environment, providing a chalkboard wall for feedback instead of note cards, and complimentary bikes for exploring the city. Buzzy nightlife and edgy galleries and shops are just outside, thanks to Good Hotel's trendy SoMa location.
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Photo: Courtesy of Il Giardino di Ballaro.
Il Giardino di Ballaro, Sicily
Year-round, this hidden gem is just $80 a night — and that’s with breakfast included. Located on an unassuming backstreet in the middle of Palermo, on the beautiful island of Sicily, Il Giardino di Ballaro features just seven rooms, all of which are elegantly furnished with a mix of antique and modern furniture and contemporary décor. Our favorite bit is the sun terrace hiding out back — perfect for soaking up those Sicilian rays.
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Photo: Courtesy of Santa Grand Hotel.
Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun, Singapore
Along with charm, character, and history, this hotel has a super-affordable price tag with rooms available from $80 per night — a novelty in a place like Singapore. Formerly an Opera House in the heart of Chinatown, Santa Grand has been developed with its past life in mind — think rich red walls, paper lanterns, and twinkling melodies playing through communal areas. In contrast to the lively streets outside, the rooms are quiet retreats with decorative linen detailing, balconies, and modern appliances.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Paradis.
Hotel Paradis, Paris
With an old-fashioned, regal feel, Hotel Paradis is the perfect place to stay and feel glamorous in Paris. Richly pattern wallpapers make for interesting feature walls in the guest rooms, vintage lamps create a warm glow, and duvets are thick and heavy. Elegance continues in the communal areas, too, with glass-paneled walls in the lobby and a lounge that's perfect for people-watching those stylish Parisians. Order a martini and feel fabulous — starting at $93 a night.
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Photo: Courtesy of Room Mate Kerem.
Room Mate Kerem, Istanbul
Istanbul’s Room Mate Kerum is the newest hotel in Room Mate’s international portfolio and is very possibly the most striking so far. Inside a beautiful, historic building is a modern and elegant hotel in the trendy Beyoglu neighbourhood, with décor that merges Art Deco elements with native Ottoman and Byzantine-style detailing.
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Photo: Courtesy of Alcove Hotel.
Alcove Hotel, Vietnam
A 10-minute drive from downtown Saigon, Alcove "Library" Hotel gives guests a breather from the bustle of the frantic city. Inside the French-style exterior are elegant orchids, decorative tiled floors, framed prints, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The 38 guest rooms are equally chic, with modern en-suites, plush linen, and more books.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sri Bungalows.
Sri Bungalows, Ubud, Bali
Those seeking an Eat, Pray, Love travel experience on a shoestring needn’t look any further than Sri Bungalows. Surrounded by lush gardens and banana tree plantations, the bungalows all have thatched roofs, decorative ceramic tiling, and bamboo-paneled bedrooms, making for a wonderfully authentic Balinese vacation. When you’re not picking up trinkets from Ubud Market (five minutes away), chill out in the hotel pool while gazing out over rice paddies.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ananta Legian Hotel.
Ananta Legian Hotel, Legian, Bali
Ananta is a calm island retreat with spacious rooms, a giant pool in the central courtyard, and an impressive rooftop bar — perfect for enjoying a Mojito with a light sea breeze. Décor is simple and naturalistic, embracing the light that floods the glass-pyramid lobby. The service is top-rated and will make you feel like royalty. It's located on Legian’s buzzy main strip, so guests have boutique stores, restaurants, and beach-front bars at their doorstep.
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Photo: Courtesy of Astoria7 Hotel.
Astoria7 Hotel, San Sebastián, Spain
For cinema fans, boutique hotel, Astoria7 in San Sebastián is definitely a site of pilgrimage. Each and every room is dedicated to a movie legend, with everyone from Meryl Streep to Dennis Hopper to Julie Christie represented. The plush interiors are bright and beautiful, with retro themes and black-and-white portraits on the walls. A red carpet runs through the lobby, leading through to a '70s-inspired lounge and even a movie-themed library. All this glamour for just $85 per night?
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Photo: Courtesy of The Nadler.
The Nadler, Liverpool, UK
As one of the coolest, most cultural cities in the U.K. (with a thriving nightlife to match), Liverpool is a city well worth visiting. But, in contrast to its cheap pints, accommodation costs can be steep. The Nadler, however, is a find. Located in a converted cork warehouse, its 106 rooms offer guests comfort, contemporary décor, and a good night’s sleep — guaranteed. Rooms start at a savvy $74 per night, varying from Super Singles to lofty Gallery Studios and the unique Secret Garden Suite.